The pleasant breeze and the monsoon showers provide a much-needed respite from the scorching summer. However, the unpredictable weather entails a series of unpleasant experiences, such as humidity, irritation, getting caught in a traffic jam caused due to water logging, getting drenched and returning home with dirt on your favourite clothes.
The unpredictable weather, humidity is one of the cringes that we are facing from the last few weeks. We have compiled few fashion tips to boast off with style this monsoon and beat the humid out there.
It is the season where we feel the most romantic but yet brings a lot more than that. With monsoon comes various health and beauty issues; be it your skin, hair or general health, you feel the need to take special care of yourself.
It sure is very difficult to choose the right outfit to wear on a rainy day because there are just too many things to consider ranging from the type of material to wear to ways of staying dry without compromising on style. The good news is that it is easier to dress on a rainy day than what it seems like.
The wet and murky weather needs appropriate clothes to look perfect. You cannot allow the dampness in the air to dampen your spirit. So, here are some fabric and style suggestions for the wet days.The mantra for the season is comfortable, vibrant clothes.
Know the Material
During monsoon what matters the most is the material you wear, either it is clothes or the shoes you wear. Avoid picking suede and leather as these are off-limits in rain and can easily be damaged with water. Cotton, Silk, denim and Nylon and Chiffon are most preferred materials you can go with in monsoon. These fabrics are super stylish and also perfect to fight the rain gods. They dry fast that you will bless yourself for wearing them. Just go for it.
Cotton: Cotton is perfect for summer, it also works during the monsoon because if you are in a humid place even though it rains outside, you tend to sweat a lot. Hence cotton is also perfect for the rainy season. They are airy and keep you comfortable.
Silk:Â Though this may sound a bit out of place, a lighter variety of silk is great during the rainy season. This fabric is just the one for the fashionable you as it gives you a chance to dress up in style during monsoon. Silk stays straight during all the rainy mess and also it dries in a jiffy.
Denim:Â It is thick and it is stylish. Pull out your denim and adorn them during rain. Wear denim jackets or a denim caprice and look stylish. Even with a little bit of mud stain, they look stylish. So, if you are to travel in the rain, wear them.
Nylon and Chiffon:Â Oh yes, they are lifesavers during rain. It is a must in every womanâ€™s wardrobe.
Choose loose and light tops/ bottoms
Wearing heavy fabrics can be a nightmare during the monsoon as on getting wet, they tend to get heavier. Hence, avoid long kurtas till rains are around. Instead, opt for short Kurtis or light T-shirts. Coming to fabrics, lycra and polyester and good choices as they are known to be wrinkle-free and tend faster in this weather.
Shorts and caprisÂ
When the rains arrive, the best bottomwear clothing would be shorts, capris or even short skirts. However, make sure that your shorts or capris are loose-fitting as that will allow them to dry quicker. Also, when your shoes all go splashy, shorts are safe from the splatters. For less casual occasions, you could go for culottes or cropped pants.If your workplace allows it, smart formal skirts are a good bet during the monsoon season.
If you prefer a more traditional Indian outfit during monsoon season, then avoid salwars and patialas, but instead pick up a pair short kurtis with leggings or churidars. Long dupattas, which are difficult to manage during the rains, can be replaced with scarfs or stoles. Stay away from prints and fabric that tend to bleed when wet.
Colours for the season
Say bye to pastels and whites for the season. It is time for darker colours like dark blues, brown, grey. Darker colour shades do a better job at hiding water and mud stains, a common issue faced when women dress for monsoon. At the same time, you could balance the look with neon coloured layers and accessories.
So, all the women out their stop worrying about the rain and dresses mess up. It will make you look even more beautiful. This monsoon be smart, stay dry.
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